Sensual Goddess

To embody the spirit of Aphrodite, is to walk through the world with eyes wide open, radiating love and contagious joy. It is to navigate the world through senses so keen that you can smell through your eyes, feel through your ears, and know through touch.  Aphrodite calls us to gather in circle to indulge in sacred sensory ritual of adornment and touch.

Imagine, looking at a photograph or painting so vivid that you could smell it. Imagine, hearing a voice so pure that you feel it all through your body. Imagine, touching an object and knowing all those who have touched it before.  This kind of sensual connection is the powerful mystique of Aphrodite.

On this February full moon, we gathered at Stillpath Retreat Center to dedicate our ceremony to the sensual Goddess Aphrodite. Winter storms had washed out two of the mountain roads and downed power lines. The Moon Mothers took alternative routes up the mountain. Andrea, turned on the generators and we carried on the tradition of honoring our Divine feminine birthright.

In recognition of our inner Aphrodite, we heightened our senses through sensual giving and receiving.  Henna, Reiki, and New vibrational names were just a few of our offerings.

Soul Readings

Soul Readings

Hair Bling

Hair Bling

Hot paraffin hand bath

Hot paraffin hand bath

Sending love and blessing to the people who fix the roads, restore power and live on the mountain.  Thank you Andrea for holding space for us to gather at your sacred property. Thank you linda for the wonderful photography.


Tamara Trejo

Tamara Trejo


We will gather again at Stillpath, on the Vernal Equinox, March 20th, for a full day retreat. Details


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You’re invited 
Full Moon Ceremony

Friday, February 10th. 5pm
Stillpath Retreat Center

16350 Skyline Blvd. Woodside, CA 94062

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A Place of Women

“How might your life have been different, if there had been a place for you?

A place for you to go…  A place of women, to help you learn the ways of women…

A place where you were nurtured from an ancient flow sustaining you and steadying you as you sought to become yourself.

A place of women to help you find and trust the ancient flow already there within yourself…

Waiting to be released…

Judith Duerk  Circle of Stones

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Next Full Moon Circle will be Monday March 22nd.  Details coming soon.



Tamara Trejo

2015 in review

When mother moon was completely unveiled and her strong subtle energy could be felt; she silently called us to gather in divine feminine circle. By way of modern ancient ritual, we intensified our Goddess particles to fully embody our divine feminine wholeness. In the stillness of winter, we dove deep, giving credence to our pure potential.  We enlivened our sensuality by dedicating  ceremony to Aphrodite, then we danced into spring embodying the spirit of Ostara. There were lots of belly laughs when we praised Maat. Kundalini serpent was awakened when we honored Ixchel. When we called upon the spirit of Sarawatti we created poems, stories and pictures. Connecting to mother earth and our fierceness we gathered in the Enchanted Forest to honor Artemis. In bold celebration of Freyja we released prayer lanterns at the beach, then returned to share hearth wisdom in order to honor Vesta. Our year culminated in the rites of passage Crone ceremony. Enjoy the slide show.  We will gather again in a few weeks.  Details coming soon. Sincerely, Tamara Trejo 

Aphrodite Circle

Chris Garrett


Aphrodite … Goddess of Love and Beauty and Pleasure and Sensuality. What could be more brilliant in an intelligent and caring universe than having a feminine deity promoting, endorsing, blessing, even sanctifying self-indulgence?!

But wait … not so selfish. For every receiver of a healing, enriching, or beautifying gift, there is a giver. Thus the assembly of around 30 women at Villa Montara provided the perfect blend of givers and receivers. But here’s the magic … ALL were both givers and receivers. Not all in equal measures, but, as wise women, we were able to make sure that we did not have a binary system … no just providers/clients, no just staff/guests, no just Goddess.

The evening was organized such that those who wanted to serve were given both the opportunity and an exquisite environment in which to do so. Those who needed to receive were given free and unbridled opportunity to do so. No harm, no foul … if you need to be held in our arms, by Goddess, you will be held beyond your wildest dreams. Those who needed a forum in which to both demonstrate and promote their services were given free and unbridled opportunity to do so.

But wait again … our brilliant Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay Goddess, Tamara Trejo, designed an exquisite activity that ultimately brought every woman back to a common and quite delicious place by the end of the evening. Each of us had an envelope with our name on the front. We carried these envelopes wherever we went and just sort of placed them somewhere near where we were sitting at any given time. We also carried small note pads and pencils. Each time we encountered an envelope, we wrote something down on a small note and slipped it into the envelope. Here’s the magic … what we were challenged to write was a word or two describing our experience of the other woman at the level of the 6th sense. Let me back up … I’ll get back to this.

Sensuality … sight, smell, taste, sound, touch, and then the 6th sense. It boggles my mind to think of how any evening could have better titillated our senses. The minute we walked through the gate to the Villa Montara property, we were bathed in, without a doubt, the most exquisite beauty imaginable … the dramatic Northern California coast, an architectural wonder, and stunning natural relics. The smell of the ocean was electrifying … clean and cold and healthy. The taste was sated with carefully selected treats and beverages … sweet, salty, savory. Sound … oh sweet sound! The ambient sound of the waves breaking against the rocks at the base of the property. The sweet sound of the gentle winds. The sound of the crunch of the rocks below our feet and the oddly spongy grass.


We were also blessed with the stunningly perfect song from Leah than processed us from our opening circle to our den of indulgence …  Thank you, Leah … I love you!

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Touch, touch, touch … what can I say? I am home now and writing this BLOG. I have a Henna design on my left hand. I have BLING! in my hair. My arms have been massaged by one of the best hand therapists in the field (Nancy Petty!). I have had a Tarot reading.

I have been touched. I am SO touched!

Now … back to that 6th sense thing. I have to admit that I am at a loss for words on this right now. I really believe (I KNOW) that I am HIGHLY intuitive, but I am struggling to find the link between intuition and 6th sense. I am glad to have had this challenge.

This was a transformational experience for me. I can’t wait for the next Full Moon experience!

All my love to all MMOHMB! (Moon Mothers of Half Moon Bay)


Chris Garrett

Thank you Chrisianna for the wonderful words and for sponsoring the magical venue.  Below are a few more pictures from our lovely Aphrodite gathering.